A favorite wine bar in the Monti area of Rome.
Coffee Pot is one of those places that is *so cool.* I tried to go opening night, when they inaugurated their new location in Trastevere. This… was a mistake. People were smushed in everywhere and it was obvious that it would take 30 minutes to even make our way to the bar. We hurriedly executed […]
UPDATE AUGUST 2018: Pasticcio is now closed. The location is now PianoAlto. I lived in Los Angeles for 6 years. Some of my best friends still live in LA, but I had to leave before it drove me absolutely crazy. I still go back to DTLA every year to get a taste of the craziness– […]
Living most of my life in Southern California, I never really experienced what people like to call “winter.” I remember being so jealous of people who could actually wear pea coats. Pea coats were the cutest! Since moving to Rome and acquiring my own winter accessories arsenal, I get it. Winter is cold. All those […]
I often walk to the centro storico, and since I live in Testaccio, this is a bit of a stroll. Certainly nothing outrageous, but it’s more than a quick jaunt around the corner. What starts out as a great idea for some exercise, turns to self doubt as I round Teatro Marcello and find myself […]
There are a lot of great rooftop bars in Rome, but one of the most intimate and charming is the tiny seating area at the tippy top of Hotel Raphael. It might seem strange to hang out at a hotel if you LIVE in Rome, but this is truly a unique and beautiful place in a […]
When it comes to Italian beer, I’m a Nastro Azzuro girl. It’s light, refreshing and easy to drink. My main gripe about beer in Italy is the lack of variety. I can occasionally find an artisanal Italian beer, and they are very very good, but sometimes a girl needs a little spice in her life. […]